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If you crave salt you may be zinc deficient and need the salt to taste your food. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)Modern processed diets are very deficient in it. The Allergy Handbook (1988)But some groups of people may be deficient in nutrients and could benefit. The Sun (2007)How then could anyone in such circumstances become protein deficient? The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)So if you eat good quality protein and are not vitamin or mineral deficient you can afford to eat less than this. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)What is the unique place of preaching that means that something is still deficient if the church does not engage in it? Christianity Today (2000)They said obese mums are often iron deficient themselves, causing the problem. The Sun (2011)It's unusual for anyone to be seriously vitamin deficient in this country. The Sun (2015)He is often found deficient because he's neglected this area. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His hair is very dry and fine - could he be vitamin deficient? The Sun (2013)We need to remember that low-fat diets are deficient in essential fats. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Or that he'll become deficient in something. The Sun (2009)Most of the population in Britain are also fed a magnesium deficient diet. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)The major muscles of the heart can themselves become deficient in oxygen due to partial blockage of the vessels supplying them with blood. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)It is certain that once the ovaries have been removed with the uterus, a woman becomes testosterone deficient. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Not merely their discipline and leadership but also their training was to be found seriously deficient in the day's fighting. REBELS AND REDCOATS: The American Revolutionary War (2003)A component of the glucose tolerance factor, and often deficient in chronic illness. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)And that lack of sunshine can make you vitamin D deficient. The Sun (2014)Some of his opponents claimed that, as an albino, he was mentally deficient and was unable to think clearly in sunlight. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If it doesn't it is possible that vitamin K may be deficient. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)This is because farmed food was deficient in vitamin D, a vital nutrient. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: deficient ADJECTIVE
If someone or something is deficient in a particular thing, they do not have the full amount of it that they need in order to function normally or work properly.
...a diet deficient in vitamin B.
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